Jazz Standard Study Guides

The best way to learn jazz is to learn standards, as you learn musical concepts and your favorite songs at the same time. But, while standards are essential to learn, it's hard to know where to start when learning tunes.

Everything you need to master your favorite tunes is found in these essential, fun, and engaging study guides. Chords, voice leading, soloing, licks, basslines, it's all here ready for you to grab your guitar and dive in.

Note: To avoid copyright issues, the melody is not included in these eBooks.

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Tune of the Month - Days of Wine and Roses

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Standard Study Guide

Days of Wine and Roses

  • Easy breakdown of the song
  • Essential chord material
  • Guide tones, scales, and arpeggios for soloing
  • Transcription exercise
  • Audio examples and backing tracks
  • And so much more!

$9.99

$4.99

 

Study Guide Expanded Version

Days of Wine and Roses

  •  All standard guide material
  • 5 bonus lessons with audio, TAB, and diagrams
  • Lenny Breau Style Solo
  • Bebop Scales for Soloing
  • 3-Note chords
  • And more…

$14.99

$9.99

 

Premium Study Guide

  • All material from Expanded Guide
  • 5 Bonus Video Lessons with PDF’s and audio
  • Slow down any video for easy learning
  • Fast responses to any questions or feedback
  • Biggest bang for your buck
  • And much more!

$19.99

$14.99

Available Nov 2019

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Reviews

  • Just finished looking over the expanded study guide for Days of Wine and Roses. I have no formal musical training, but it seems realistic for me to at least take a stab at this tune, even though I'm not really familiar with it. As with the other study guides, the potential for learning about playing guitar in this one ebook is enormous!! Even if you only get the basics of the tune from the book, it is there as a reference to go back to if you want to develop the tune more later. Really great stuff!! - Fred
  • Started looking through the "Fly Me to the Moon" study guide today. As I would expect, full of information that not only provides a way of digging deep into this song but also has infinite possibilities to use in all of my playing. Many thanks Matt. - Mark
  • I learned that I knew more theory than I thought I did, but I wasn't using it in my playing. Matthew's books and videos, along with being a member of the Play Jazz Guitar group really gave me the steppingstones I needed to get to the next level. I feel like I learn something new almost everyday now because I try to be more aware of my practicing. Thanks Matt! - Shawn
  • Extremely flexible and user friendly. Whatever your level of playing, from novice to teacher- this is the group for you. There are weeks on which I can spend over 20 hours working through Matt's material and there are other weeks on which I can only spend 6-7 hours. I am progressing every single month and I never feel left behind. This is magic! - Henry

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